Arsenal continue to be linked with a January move to bring in a new striker. The latest name being linked with Arsenal is PSG striker Edinson Cavani. According to Le10Sport, Arsenal are reported to be considering a somewhat surprising move for the striker in the January transfer window, despite the Uruguay international having only signed for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Cavani was signed for €64million in July by PSG and has found the net 12 times in his 16 appearances for the club this season. But it is being suggested that the striker is becoming frustrated at lack of playing time in his preferred central striking role as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the chosen player at PSG. It is being suggested that Arsenal have expressed an interest in bringing the Uruguayan hitman to the Emirates after learning that he is less than content in Paris.
However, it seems that there could be a bigger challenge to Arsenal’s plans to sign the striker ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea. Cavani is thought to earn £7million-a-year after tax at PSG, approximately £135,000-a-week, and that could test Arsenal’s wage structure.
That could see Arsenal having to change the current wage structure and I am not sure that is something Wenger would be willing to do.
Cavani is clearly the type of world class striker that Arsenal needs if we are to seriously dominate the English game for years to come and become a major force in Europe. If Arsenal are somehow able to break the bank and convince Cavani to move to London then this could be seen as one of the biggest transfers ever in world football.
If Wenger is not able to sign Cavani then he should not stop with his search, there are still plenty more good strikers out there that can fit into Arsenal such as Benzema, Benteke and Ba.